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Sunday, August 7, 2016- A Message from Fr. Smith

Dear Friends in Christ,

The summer is passing by very quickly. Enjoy the last moments of summertime and vacation with family and friends!

Remember to keep faith alive and worship and prayer part of your summertime experience.

Please save the following dates in your family calendar:

  • – Sunday, September 25, 2016 —11:00 a.m.
    Outdoor Mass and Parish Picnic
  • – September 18 – 19 – 20, 2016 —
    Parish Eucharistic Devotions with services at 7:00 p.m. in the Church

Please remember me in your prayers for my knee surgery on Tuesday, August 16, and rehab/recovery process which is scheduled to last until September 6 – 15.

Very soon, the children will be returning to school and we adults back to activities and the hectic schedules and the calendar of parish activities and events.

Please be faithful in prayer and worship and stewardship in time, talent and treasure.

As we reflect on the readings for this weekend, we are reminded that like the servants and first disciples, we do not know when the Lord will return to take us to the Father, but we are ever vigilant in our work and ministry of living and preaching the Gospel message. With the faith of all who have gone before us and those who travel with us, may we be ready to accept and engage the grace of God to be faithful servants and disciples of the Lord. AMEN!

Peace and Blessings!

In His Love and mine,

Fr. Ken

 

In the Spring of 1988, Bishop William D. Keeler formed a new parish to accommodate the rapid growth in Silver Spring Township and named Reverend James R. O’Brien as the founding pastor. That same year, Mother Katharine Drexel was beatified by Pope John Paul, II. Saint Katharine DrexelAt Bishop Keeler’s request, the Holy Father gave his permission to name the Parish in Silver Spring Township as the first parish in the world to be named in her honor. Eighteen years later, on October 1, 2000, Blessed Katharine Drexel was canonized and the church’s name changed to Saint Katharine Drexel.

The Saint Katharine Drexel Parish Family, guided by the Holy Spirit, commits itself to reaching out and sharing with all people the love and service modeled by our patroness, with the Eucharist as our source of strength. Through prayer and action, we will serve God, our Lord and Savior, and our community, exhibiting a special concern for the poor, oppressed and marginalized of our society, especially those among the African-American & Native-American peoples.

 

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